"Success isn't just about what you accomplish in life;
It's about what you inspire others to do."
Steffan began his career in hair in 2007 as a student at the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He joined Garbo A Salon and Spa in 2011 as a Master Stylist and Technical Director. He is also the Creative Director at Garbo, an Austin based Aveda salon and a ten-time recipient of Salon Today Top 200 Award.
In 2012, Steffan joined the Aveda network as a Menor Hair Color Educator for Neill Corporation. He believes that education is the key to success and the more that you invest in your future and in education, the more you will grow in your craft. In addition to Steffan’s roll as a Certified Mentor Hair Color Educator, Steffan is also a Red Chocolate Educator. In 2017, Steffan was invited to be a Guest Artist for Neill Corporation, where he has the privilege to develop and travel the region teaching his own hair color curriculum. Steffan is constantly looking to grow his skill set by studying with Aveda Global Artists as well as Regional Educators on the latest trends and hair color techniques.
In 2017, Steffan was the South Central United States winner of Aveda’s Global Fashionista Contest. In 2018, Steffan was a Semi-Finalist in the Trend Vision Award, as well as a Top 5 Finalist for International Creative Colorist in the Behind The Chair Big Shot Awards. Steffan’s editorial work has been featured in multiple magazines and he has also been featured as a Hair Color/Hair Cutting Artist for Elevate Hair.
His enthusiastic attitude and passion for education creates a fun and exciting learning environment.